Sand­gren, Nor­rie to meet in Auck­land fi­nal

The Island Packet - - Sports -

Ten­nys Sand­gren is head­ing to the Aus­tralian Open in ca­reer-best form after beat­ing Philipp Kohlschreiber 6-4, 6-2 to reach the ASB Clas­sic fi­nal on Fri­day in Auck­land, New Zealand.

In Saturday’s fi­nal he will face Bri­tish wild card Cameron Nor­rie, who reached his first ATP fi­nal by de­feat­ing Jan-Lennard Struff 7-5. 4-6, 6-3.

Nor­rie was born in South Africa and plays for Bri­tain but was raised in Auck­land and con­sid­ers it his home­town.

Ho­bart In­ter­na­tional: Amer­i­can Sofia Kenin ad­vanced Fi­nals in Ho­bart, Aus­tralia, with a 6-2, 6-4 win over sixth-seeded Al­ize Cor­net. Kenin will play Anna Karolina Sch­miedlova, who beat Belinda Ben­cic 7-6 (2), 4-6, 6-2 in an ear­lier semi­fi­nal.

Syd­ney In­ter­na­tional: Ash­leigh Barty con­tin­ued her strong run at the Syd­ney In­ter­na­tional with a semi­fi­nal win over Kiki Bertens, beat­ing the Dutch player 6-7 (4), 6-4, 7-5. She will play Pe­tra Kvi­tova or Ali­ak­san­dra Sas­novich in Saturday’s fi­nal.

Gor­don Smith, long­time CEO and ex­ec­u­tive direc­tor of the U.S. Tennis As­so­ci­a­tion, will re­tire at the end of the 2019 after 12 years on the job. Un­der Smith, the na­tional gov­ern­ing body fin­ished the five-year, $600 mil­lion transformation of the USTA Bil­lie Jean King Na­tional Tennis Cen­ter.

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